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    On Sunday, 29 April 2007 00:33, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 08:11:30AM +1000, Neil Brown wrote:
    > > On Saturday April 28, mbligh@mbligh.org wrote:
    > >...
    > > > As Andrew has pointed out before though - even though he forwards
    > > > the bugs, nobody does anything with it. The sad truth seems to be
    > > > that people have very little interest in fixing bugs when they are
    > > > reported - it's not sexy, I guess.
    > >
    > > Not sexy, and also not at all easy. A lot of the interesting bugs
    > > seem to be subtle interactions between separate parts of the kernel -
    > > one part making an assumption or exhibiting a behaviour that the other
    > > part didn't expect. And we all know that writing bug^Wcode is easier
    > > than removing bugs. I can spend hour and hours reading through code
    > > trying to get the big picture, and end up finding a one-line change
    > > that then needs documenting, testing and external review. It's not
    > > easy.
    > >
    > > > I'm still unconvinced the users or the tool are the problem, but if it
    > > > makes you happier, we can do that.
    > >
    > > No, they aren't the problem. Bugs are the problem. But they might be
    > > a more effective part of the solution.
    > >
    > > My perception of the kernel bugzilla is that visibility is very low.
    > >
    > > I think there is value in weekly reminders, and I wouldn't mind seeing
    > > a weekly Email on linux-kernel with something like a list of open bugs
    > > that have not seen any activity in between 1 and 2 weeks. It might
    > > get someone out-of-area interested, and might be noticed by someone
    > > who thinks they are in-area and get them wondering why they didn't
    > > find out when the bug was first reported.
    >
    > The 100 kB email limit has to be lifted for this...
    >
    > More seriously, there are > 1000 open bugs in the kernel Bugzilla
    > without any activity during the last 2 weeks.
    >
    > The problem is usually either "Not sexy, and also not at all easy." or
    > "no maintainer".

    Please add "limited human resources" to this list.

    Greetings,
    Rafael
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